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I'm ready for my first custom loop. I'm getting rid of my h70 for $80 and putting that towards a rasa360 kit($150) along with a MOSFET, NB, and SB ($85) blocks.

What else do I need to purchase? And is 7/16" ID tubing that comes with the RASA kit going to fit my 1/4" chipset block nozzles alright?

As far as the loop goes,how should I run it?

RES>PUMP>RAD>MOSFET>CPU>NB>SB>RES??

I'm a total Newb to water cooling.
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h70 > rasa .

too much headache , ull regret it imo . h70 will keep ur cpu cool at those clocks anyway.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo;12490487 
h70 > rasa .

too much headache , ull regret it imo .

Too much headache? If you can make Mac&Cheese, you can put together a water loop...and get FAR better temps than any of the all-in-one units. You pay for an H70+decent fans, and there's not even any cost advantage to the Hydro.

OP-motherboard cooling ain;t worth it TBH...not unless you're trying to have a fanless computer case. If you're using 7/16" ID hose you need 1/2" barbs.
Edited by Skripka - 2/22/11 at 9:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo;12490487 
h70 > rasa .

too much headache , ull regret it imo . h70 will keep ur cpu cool at those clocks anyway.

The h70 hits 55C at load and won't OC passed 4.2Ghz, my chipset gets to 77C and I would like to see better OC at lower temps with the RASA. I'm sure I can handle the headache.
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post #5 of 32
always put the cpu before anything else in the loop

a 240 rasa kit will do you fine

also unless you just really feel the need wc'ing your mother board may not be something you really want to do
if your going to really push your cpu then you might consider it

but the 240 kit will do you for motherboard and cpu
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Quote:
Originally Posted by giganews35;12490537 
The h70 hits 55C at load and won't OC passed 4.2Ghz, my chipset gets to 77C and I would like to see better OC at lower temps with the RASA. I'm sure I can handle the headache.

changing water all the time , worried about leaking etc thats all i meant really but if ur up for it its obvious u will get better results than ur h70 purely cos of the size of the rad .
    
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post #7 of 32
Order doesn't matter beyond res>pump, at equilibrium, temps across the loop will be within 1-2C of each other.

Assuming you mean that the mobo blocks are G1/4 (a thread measurement, not barb size) then you can use 1/2" OD barbs and stretch the 7/16" tubing over it. See my sig for a example of clampless 7/16 over 1/2 barbs.

Other than than the rasa will work well for you. WC won't be too much headache and the results will be good.

Edit: @Xristo, a good loop will stay clean for a long time (indefinitely) if used without dye, just distilled and an anti-fungal. Draining every 6-12 months is plenty. I find I'm tinkering with my loop long before I ever need to clean it.
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post #8 of 32
Loop order does not matter, just have the res before (feeding) the pump.
As someone else suggested, I would advise against mother board cooling; it won't help your over clock.
You WILL get better temps, no doubt about that. However, that does not mean you will be able to OC higher, even with a custom loop I was only able to hit 4.3 on my phenom.

You're tubing will fit, you can stretch it like SaltWaterCooled or buy the exact size barbs you need. You will also have to order Silver Killcoil or Pt-nuke.
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post #9 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo;12490558 
changing water all the time , worried about leaking etc thats all i meant really but if ur up for it its obvious u will get better results than ur h70 purely cos of the size of the rad .

Who needs to change water all the time? Srsly?
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post #10 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo;12490558 
changing water all the time , worried about leaking etc thats all i meant really but if ur up for it its obvious u will get better results than ur h70 purely cos of the size of the rad .

Once or twice a year is all the time? And you don't really have to worry about leaks since the Rasa kit comes with 7/16" tubing and 1/2" barbs. The H70 may be easy to set up but can't touch the Rasa's performance.
    
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